This is your chance to hone your craft in a new way, to explore new materials,
and to figure out how to overcome new problems! Plus, this time you donít just get to show off your
cosplay talents, but your physical ones as well! This contest will be held in the pool area, and if youíre
cosplaying you will have to get in the water!
As this is a little nonstandard, we are more lax about what you can or canít do.
We still prefer you stick to anime costumes, but if you donít, thatís fine. Likewise, we value creativity
in solving the swimwear dilemma, so you do not have to perfectly re-create a costume. For more info and
examples, see this thread on the forums: http://z9.invisionfree.com/Neo_Battle_Peasant/index.php?showtopic=459
Costumes must be actual functional swimwear, whether itís from a real swimsuit seen in the series, a modification
of an existing outfit, or the type of swimsuit that character would have worn, had they been featured in one.
Incidentally, the swimsuit must also be a costume of sorts. If youíre character wears a really generic looking
swimsuit and you just buy one at the store, make sure to have the appropriate hair, makeup/marking, jewelry,
and maybe some prop to help identify your cosplay.
Costumes must be swimable! Donít enter your Al costume from FMA because youíll totally die!! Take this into
account when choosing your fabric as well. If you gain 30lbs when wet, youíve chosen poorly.
Costumes must be water safe as well! Donít use anything that will break apart and cause a mess in the
pool or an embarrassing moment for yourself. Rice paper clouds on a Sexy no Jutsu Naruto might seem like
a great idea, but you might want to water test it first!
Costumes must be appropriate for the hotel pool. So yes, you can show a lot of skin, but make sure that
at the very least your genitalia are covered! As a side note, I would say you HAVE to show a lot of skin
considering the very nature of the assignment, but in 2008 one of the winners didnít show ANY. Iím still not even sure which sex it was!
For any questions about swimsuit cosplay, inquire on the forums, or to firstname.lastname@example.org